Take a yoga class on the beach
Lefty Lucy didn't set out to become a burlesque performer, let alone Miss Coney Island, when she left California for NYC about a decade ago. Although she came from a theater background and started college as a theater major, she eventually switched to English and went into publishing. It wasn't unti ... More >>
Ah, Friday! The weekend's so close you can taste it! Does it taste like the ocean? Because this weekend is full of tasty sea-centric events, and we've rounded up our favorites just for you.
The mermaids are back on Coney Island
There are few better places to enjoy a hot dog than at Nathan's Famous on Coney Island, where even as snow lands on the beach and your fingers ache with cold, a grilled dog with crinkle-cut fries can make you love New York a little harder. But the chain's flagship, open for nearly a century, has bee ... More >>
The NY Botanical Garden makes the city in miniature
Denny's Delight in Coney Island has closed after sustaining $50,000 in damages after Hurricane Sandy. Denny's was known for its famous soft serve custard and funnel cakes. Owner Dick Zigun told Brooklyn Paper, "I'm as much of a fan of banana-pistachio ice cream as anybody else. I'm going to miss it. ... More >>
The Gorilla Cheese truck dispenses free toasted cheese sandwiches to the storm-beleaguered of Brighton Beach. Bad as things are in Coney Island, they're worse in Sheepshead Bay, as my bike ride Friday demonstrated. The concrete-lined bay and quarter-mile-distant town center have a restaurant econo ... More >>
Come winter, New Yorkers love to ice-skate. They also love to hibernate for three months and watch Woody Allen movies (for whatever the reason, his flicks comfortably settle when it's freezing outside). However, I do not like to ice-skate - I tried my unbalanced luck at the rink in Central Park a fe ... More >>
Chase some tail
Here's a new one...Authorities say someone in Brooklyn is attacking people...with darts.Three men were hit with darts yesterday in Bath Beach and authorities are now asking the public's help in tracking down the person responsible.
Today is pretty much perfect, a day that reminds us how much we adore summer. Back in June we gave you 33 reasons to love the year's three hottest months, through all the sweat and toil and pain. It seems like barely a minute has passed and yet, here we are, practically mid-August! What the f ... More >>
Plus: Iva Gueorguieva at Ameringer/McEnery/Yohe and BravinLee Programs
Time to invest in a pair of pants with an elastic waistband. The good folks over at Choice Eats have informed us that 82 restaurants and eateries are currently participating in what's shaping up to be the best tasting event of all time.
Tricia Vita/Amusing the Zillion via FlickrSnowdrifts on the third rail have the DNQ trains crawling along toward Stillwell Avenue like they were headed for the last stop on the Trans-Siberian. Polar bears have been seen canvassing the shallows. It's home to white skeletons of roller coaster s ... More >>
We tried in vain to calculate how many goats the massive barbacoa pot held at El Jarochito. Alongside Sunset Park, East Elmhurst, and Corona, Brighton Beach and Coney Island are collectively becoming one of the foremost destinations for southern Mexican food. That was confirmed last weekend ... More >>
Joining the ranks of the extinct or endangered...Adding to the list of year-end lists is undoubtedly the most poignant one to date, a remembrance of lost New York landmarks from Lost City's Brooks of Sheffield. "As in every year of the Bloomberg administration, 2010 was a bad one for preserva ... More >>
flickr/_Fidello_So many ways to drink badly As a cocktail waitress at an infamous Village dive, I get asked a lot of off-putting things: "Did you go to college?" "Do you do yoga?" "What do your tattoos mean?" "Will you belly dance?" "Are you down for a hotel party in Atlantic City? We'll tak ... More >>
Why are people protesting Williamsburg's famed Brooklyn Brewery for contributing to the death of Coney Island when they have nothing to do with it? Because of the New York Times being totally wrong, is why!
The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance locating a suspect, pictured, who's wanted in connection with six robberies in Brooklyn that have occurred since late July. In each case, the suspect approaches elderly women from behind, pushes them to the ground, and forcibly removes their prop ... More >>
The Amoralists take over P.S.122
Yup, that's an Amebix t-shirt. Photo by Mark HewkoThis weekend, Ted Leo returns to the Voice's annual Siren Music Festival for the record-setting third time, after performing in 2003 and DJing back in 2008. In anticipation, we called him up to talk about the rumors of his impending retirement ... More >>
The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance locating Nohelly Munoz, 15, of 419 East 93rd Street, New York. She was last seen on Saturday, June 12, at 8:30 p.m. at Coney Island Beach. Nohelly, pictured, is 5'3" and 120 lbs., with a thin build. She has a large scar on her chest and requires ... More >>
As you emerge from the schvitzy oven that is New York's subway system today, indulge in that new heat and sunshine with the help of the Voice's special pull-out 2010 Summer Guide. Keep yourself busy above ground during the three-month sweat-stained shitshow that is a summer in New York City, ... More >>
If the ace, tenth-anniversary themed line-up of our very own Siren Festival--featuring Matt & Kim, Ted Leo, Surfer Blood, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Harlem--wasn't convincing you, how about some new additions? San Diego ex-Hot Snakes guitar slingers The Night Marchers, the tiny firebra ... More >>
Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck, a/k/a the bro who sat for Da Vinci one time. Tonight, Phosphorescent, the only country warblers ever to dedicate a song to Coney Island's fleshy Mermaid Parade, celebrate the release of their new album at Other Music. In last week's Yes in My Backyard installme ... More >>
Rain or shine, fools Since you already pick up the Voice every week in print, you already saw on page 54, beside Michael Hoinski's tale of watching Roky Erickson eat rocky road ice cream, that the 10th Annual Siren Festival is happening again this year. But it's worth repeating that official date f ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Lo-fi sunshine stealers Beachniks make music so radiant, enthusiastic, and joyful that it's almost confrontational. An extended, sunburned arm of New York's thriving post-kiwi jangle-punk scene, the ... More >>
A cabaret show not recommended for the faint of heart
Now that it has seven acres of Coney Island beachfront property in its mitts, the city isn't wasting time gearing up for next summer. In addition to inviting Lola Staar to return, today the Economic Development Corporation posted on its website a 54-page Request for Proposals for an interim a ... More >>
Hurricane Bill is at this writing hundreds of miles off the coast of Florida, but it's still strong enough to whip up surfs in our area. So the Department of Parks and Recreation has closed Rockaway Beach, Coney Island Beach, nearby Manhattan Beach, and Staten Island's South Beach, Midland Be ... More >>
Xochimilco's $11 steak special, in which freshly grilled cactus paddle provides extra lube. Served with rice and cheese-dusted beans (click to consume) This week Counter Culture zooms in on Xochimilco, a profoundly good Sunset Park taqueria named after Mexico City's answer to Co ... More >>
Kinetic Carnival looks at Joe Sitt's big dig at Stillwell Avenue and the Boardwalk at Coney Island and wonders what's up. Captain Nemo's readers speculate: new supports for the Boardwalk? Tents? A "Dream Land Amusement Park" is announced by lamppost sign for part of the blighted property. Gowanus' ... More >>
A man invaded a child's fifth birthday part near the Sea Rise II projects on Coney Island this weekend and shot the place up, hitting three guests, one of whom they killed. The deceased was identified by another guest as 18-year-old Alize Gueta; the Daily News says she was an Argentine immigrant who ... More >>
Polar Bears tighten plunges after death last New Year's Day
Pakistanis, Russians, Mexicans, Irish line a Brooklyn street for immigrant rights
Post9-11, Thousands of New York's Pakistanis Leave the U.S. Under Pressure
Is the Mayor Trying To Get Out of the Hospital Business?